1. [ noun ] the properties acquired as a consequence of the way you were treated as a child
Synonyms: nurture raising
Related terms: upbringing rear
2. [ noun ] (sociology) raising someone to be an accepted member of the community
Synonyms: bringing_up fostering fosterage nurture nurturing raising upbringing breeding

"they debated whether nature or nurture was more important"

Related terms: socialization foster rear foster
3. [ adjective ] (heraldry) rearing on left hind leg with forelegs elevated and head usually in profile
Synonyms: rampant

"a lion rampant"

Related terms: heraldry erect
Similar spelling:   rehearing